The Virginia Department of Corrections’ Segregation Step Down program utilizes evidence-based practices to provide a safe and secure way for offenders in Administrative Segregation to earn their return to the general population.
Southern Poverty Law Center. Solitary Confinement: Inhumane, Ineffective, and Wasteful. Report. 2019. On any given day, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) holds approximately 10,000 people in solitary confinement. Despite numerous studies that have underscored the fact that solitary confinement harms
This study examines how often officials in a certain state corrections system place people in restrictive housing, and the results “indicate support for both perspectives.”
This study examines how time spent in restrictive housing impacts “subsequent measures of institutional adjustment among men in prison.”
This article includes a literature review of organizational culture scholarship, followed by a contextual analysis of organizational culture in prisons.
This report presents the findings from Vera’s assessment and recommendations for reform, as well as an overview of the reform efforts Virginia made prior to and during the assessment, and the significant reforms that Virginia has implemented since that time.
This report by the ACLU details the unique harms and dangers of placing incarcerated women in isolation.
This article examines the experiences of women in segregation in Canadian prisons.
This article examines the trend of “attempts to solve the crisis by convicting the prisoner of additional crimes to extend prison tenure or by activating postincarceration civil commitment to a psychiatric hospital.”
In this article, the authors examined people sent to New York City's Clinical Alternative to Punitive Segregation (CAPS) unit as well as those sent to the Restrictive Housing Unit (RHU) and their clinical outcomes (focused on incidents of self-harm
This report details the method and findings of the authors’ study of the psychological effects of long-term administrative segregation (AS) in Colorado.